Sunday, 1 June 2014

Still Waiting

I thought that by now I would have been able to share our new house with you, but unfortunately we are still struggling to secure a moving date.  This move has so many people in the chain, 7, yes 7 people all trying to work towards a mutually acceptable completion date.   The person at the beginning dropped out leaving 2 houses back on the market, luckily one house sold again within 24 hours but that then meant that there were 2 new buyers in an already established chain who had to get mortgages, surveys and searches done.  Then the people at the top of the chain lost out on the house they wanted, the builder decided to put it back on the market because it was taking too long.  They have since found something else, and so it goes on, waiting, waiting, waiting.  We have been told that all searches, surveys etc for the new people should be back sometime next week, I won't hold my breath, I'm trying not to think about it too much because it gives me a headache.....literally, I was in bed two days last week with a migraine, stressful, so, so stressful.

To keep me from going mad I have been going great guns on my granny square blanket, remember this little pile of squares?

They have multiplied and now there is this many!

Lots and lots of colourful squares :-)
(and about a zillion ends to sew in, lol)

Construction can start this afternoon, you never know, I might have it finished in time for my 'new' home :-)

My needlebook was also finished and made up, although I really am disappointed with my finishing.  I knew this would be my downfall,  although it's only for me so when I can overlook the mistakes (and there are many), I will start to use it.

It doesn't look too bad in this photo, which goes to show that the camera does lie, lol.

The other finishing I've managed is the loveliest, most cutest bunting I've ever seen :-)  In fact, I think it's the BEST thing I've done in ages and makes me happy every time I look at it :-)

I followed the tutorial on Jacquie's blog (Bunny Mummy), which was very clear and easy to follow and also used her method of making a long chain to hang them on, (I used two different colours, yellow and orange held together).

 And then I made 10 little pom poms to finish them off

I can see me making more bunting, It's just so cheerful and happy!

I'll leave you with a couple of photos of the columbine we have in our garden, I've dug up some of these plants to take with us, but they will be well past their best by they time they reach their new home.

I love the delicate frill on these flowers, so lovely.

Until next time


Blu said...

Sorry to hear about all the moving woes. Hopefully things will work out soon.

Your crochet all looks so fantastic.

Jacquie said...

Hi Maggie, I LOVE all your crochet . Your squares are so cheerful and the bunting looks nicer than mine....the pom poms were a great idea.
Thank you for linking.
Jacquie x

Anna van Schurman said...

British real estate never ceases to amaze me. It's so weird compared to the American way. Good luck! Your crochet is lovely.

Lynn D said...

Wishing you good luck on the move.

Every photo in this post takes me to a happy place. The crocheted bunting is so adorable. I enjoy your blog.

Lynn in Alabama

Penny said...

Buying a house involves so many emotions from excitement to frustration. Hope things work out with your move soon. I'm in love with your blanket and bunting! And I think you did a lovely job on your needlebook!

Melanie said...

That bunting is adorable! I've never seen it with pom poms before - very cute addition. The squares are all glorious as well. So much color! Everything looks so lovely. :)
Good thoughts that the move goes through soon. I can definitely see where being in a state of limbo would get you down after awhile. Enough is a enough. Yeesh.

cucki said...

Wishing you good luck for the move...
Your crochet is so lovely...big hugs xx

Krista said...

Love all the granny squares!! Some day I will have to learn, they look like fun. The flowers are gorgeous, I especially love the photo in your blog header,they look so light like they are made from tissue paper!

Angela said...

Love all the granny squares together and will look forward to seeing the completed blanket :) Love the bunting and the needlebook. Isn't is funny how we are our own worst critics :) I think the needlebook looks great!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Hugs Maggie - I do hope the move happens soon, try not to get too stressed as headaches are certainly not good.

Great work on the granny squares and I love the bunting, I can't crochet. Your needlecase looks lovely, the finish is great.

Ali said...

Sorry to hear about the delay in your move fingers and toes crossed you get the good news of a date soon. Your needlework book is lovely and I can't see anything wrong with your finish well done on finishing it. Your columbine is very pretty I've a white with pale pink tinge one that I love and let it self seed each year.

stitchersanon said...

Love the granny squares and needlebook. Very pretty. So sorry to hear about the moving woes...and I remember exactly what it is like. Nothing in the moving system seems made to make life easy!

Julie said...

Looks like you have been having lots of relaxation therapy with the crochet hook during this stressful time, it all looks wonderful, love the bunting, might have to try that. The blanket will be stunning and when finished and it's in your new home you'll realise the waiting was meant to be so you could finish it! Love and (hugs) x

Shebafudge said...

Good luck with the move, it's horrible trying to sort it all out with a long chain of people.

All your stitching is beautiful and I love that cute!